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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:58 am

heinrich wrote:Teenie is def not for you then. I sat in one at Springs a while ago and canopy barely closed, without headsets... (I'm 1.90m, 6.2-ish in old money I think.)

Don't think you would fit in teenie either, unless canopy is non-standard.

The CX4 looks great but damn, that single seat....
Then you may be interested in the CX5:

http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/article ... atcher.asp

I think this will be a winner - especially as it is designed around the Revmaster engine. All in cost around USD 30k... Perhaps our local, friendly, Revmaster agent can work out a package deal :wink: ...
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by heinrich » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:09 am

True, that's going to be very popular. Only drawback is you're going to have to wait. Dave Thatcher is only in early stages of design, no prototype as yet. :(

How about this baby ? JDT Aero-Max. Looks like a pimped up Airbike. Alas, also single seater but far more refined than Airbike.

http://www.eaa.org/lightplaneworld/arti ... 02_jdt.asp
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by noelotten » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:45 pm

RudiGreyling wrote: ............
........... The best option is to get a group together, pool your money, pool your resources, and buy a modern advanced kit and everything required outright. That is the most cost effective, but you must be willing to share...
my 2c
Regards, Rudi
I don't disagree with Rudi ...... but there is definitely another option .... and it is worth considering!

Buy a 'flying' or 'flyable' aircraft that needs restoration! It makes a huge difference to the project's progress when all the parts are 'there'! Even if they are not serviceable! As long as they can be repaired or replaced it will save you hundreds of hours of 'build' time. Keep to the 'original' as much as possible! Don't, for example, take on a project that had a Lyc or Conti motor in it and try to do a virtual re-design of the aircraft around another engine. Not that it can't be done .... but it will take many more hours to complete.

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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:29 pm

heisan wrote:
http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/article ... atcher.asp

I think this will be a winner - especially as it is designed around the Revmaster engine. All in cost around USD 30k... Perhaps our local, friendly, Revmaster agent can work out a package deal :wink: ...
Ofcourse that can be done :D :D This obviously depends on how many engines...the more the better the deal :lol: :lol:

My 1c worth to potential buyers of aircraft needing attention, Noel is right and i am sure he would strongly advise you NEVER buy an aircraft off a photo. I done this many years ago and regretted it more than 100 times, however the good that came from it is the experience gained from stripping and rebuilding said aircraft(please dont follow my example :lol: )
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by dale » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:24 pm

I have a CA 61 Mini Ace
Needs very little work to finish.
Make me an offer
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Unread post by heisan » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:10 pm

dale wrote:I have a CA 61 Mini Ace
Needs very little work to finish.
Make me an offer
What don't you have in your hangar?
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 am

noelotten wrote:
RudiGreyling wrote: ............
........... The best option is to get a group together, pool your money, pool your resources, and buy a modern advanced kit and everything required outright. That is the most cost effective, but you must be willing to share...
my 2c
Regards, Rudi
I don't disagree with Rudi ...... but there is definitely another option .... and it is worth considering!

Buy a 'flying' or 'flyable' aircraft that needs restoration! It makes a huge difference to the project's progress when all the parts are 'there'! Even if they are not serviceable! As long as they can be repaired or replaced it will save you hundreds of hours of 'build' time. Keep to the 'original' as much as possible! Don't, for example, take on a project that had a Lyc or Conti motor in it and try to do a virtual re-design of the aircraft around another engine. Not that it can't be done .... but it will take many more hours to complete.

Noel
Noel Agree, but to know you get a good 2nd deal needs a very good experienced eye! Otherwise you buy someone elses abortion and you end up with the problem. Rudi
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:06 pm

Noel Agree, but to know you get a good 2nd deal needs a very good experienced eye! Otherwise you buy someone elses abortion and you end up with the problem. Rudi[/quote]

Just like Jean got it :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by greg_m » Tue May 17, 2011 12:41 pm

Sooooo... are there any KR2S partial builds that need a new owner/caretaker/builder ;-)
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by homesickangel » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:58 pm

Extreme home builds, something to admire an aspire to.
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:35 pm

JO !! Nice looker. What is this aerie and where can one see it in CT ?
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by homesickangel » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:00 pm

JeanTree wrote:JO !! Nice looker. What is this aerie and where can one see it in CT ?
Jean.
Dont quote me on this but I think it can be seen at Morningstar strip.
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by stefan » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:06 pm

That looks like a scaled down version of the MX2??? :roll: :roll:
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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

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Re: Most cost effective homebuild?

Unread post by Tortoise man » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:05 pm

I have looked at many plans and bought a few which i thought is cheap and easy to built but what a wake up call if you start to get prices and then start doing the planning . It just never stop and then you must somehow say to yourself how long will this built take 1 year 2 or 3 or 4 and what is the odds that i will finish . i have follow a chap on micro building a babs tin plane and one day he print 99 % finish and 99% from finish that is upsetting and he is still busy. Out of 100 people that start building a plane or yauht 3 finish .
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